COMICS WORKSHOP: @ Home & Beyond!

Keep drawing…
& keep in touch!

UPDATES:

14 MARCH 2020: Many classes & gatherings have been postponed —
In the meantime, we’re busy making some new instructional videos & minis for you to enjoy & use. Watch this space for new comics throughout spring 2020! ~ Marek More @ Patreon: “March Update: TIME OUT”

18 MARCH 2020: Two new videos up & more to come!

23 MARCH 2020: The new Diary Comic How-to is live…


Here’s how to keep in touch:

Join Marek’s Online Studio @ PATREON:

Patrons get updates, sneak peeks, printables, & more…

COMICS WORKSHOP REMOTE VIDEO VISITS!

Live-draw with Marek via Skype / Google Hangouts / Zoom …


LIFE RULE #1: KEEP MAKING ART!

Find some time to DRAW every day, no matter what… Doodling something silly, creating new comics, even working on a graphic novel — just keep your pencil/pen/crayon moving, & surprise yourself!
Here’s a motivational monster quick-draw I made this weekend:

Why is it so relaxing to draw monsters? (Or is it just me…?)
What surprises are YOU doodling up?


CREATOR RESOURCES:

We’re building a set of videos & minis that you can use while making your own comics, at home & in the classroom. Do you have a special topic you’d like us to cover? Get in touch!

From The COMICS WORKSHOP HOW-TO Playlist:


CARTOONING:

“Cartooning Basics: Shapes & Faces”:

Rows of simple shapes become a village of characters & story ideas…

“Cartooning Basics: Faces & Body Language”:

Read faces & act out body language, stick figure-style!

“Let’s Draw MONSTERS! (Levels 1-5)”

= a fun monsterological activity for the whole family! Build your own (cute) horrors!


COMICS & SELF-PUBLISHING:

“Set Up a BLANK MINI-COMIC…”

= walks you through the process to set up a book… Get ready to draw your own comics!

DIARY COMICS HOW-TO: “When I Feel…”

Processing emotion into narrative, with only “four panels & the truth” (plus a pen & a notebook) …

The 1-SHEET Format:

Quick folding guides!
No staplers required!

“Woogums Goes for a Walk”

Here’s a basic 1-sheet (8 page) story, made up on the spot…

For more involved projects, here’s how to build an 8-page mini from full-size pages:

Looking for some new characters & story ideas? Try a “Blob Doodle”!

“Welcome! Let’s Draw…”

The original mini drawn for international students @ the 2019 Sharjah Book Fair!

HOW TO CREATE COMICS

The original COMICS WORKSHOP intro booklet!

The FREEMAN COLBY Playlist

Videos showing Marek’s non-fiction historical cartooning process!

ALSO SEE: “Freeman Colby: From Primary Sources to Comics”


MINI-COMICS!

We’re constantly drawing & sharing new minis, both in class & online… If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, it’s probably @ the Patreon, or available by request!


Do you have some new comics ready for feedback & sharing?

I’m excited to see you latest artwork!
Photos or scans are always welcome:

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